"This flood disaster shows that we can all become victims at any
time," says Roland Busch, CEO of Siemens AG. "As part of our social
responsibility, we would like to support the affected regions in the short term
with an immediate package of 250,000 euros for initial relief measures. In this
way, we want to send a signal of support to those affected and the highest
appreciation to all helpers."
Siemens also plans to provide unbureaucratic support for affected
employees and locations. This also applies to affected regions outside Germany.
In addition to its responsibility for its own production sites and work
locations, Siemens also assumes responsibility for society. Social commitment
is part of Siemens AG's self-image and, in addition to disaster relief, also
includes support for research and technology, education and training, the
environment, culture, sports and social issues, as well as the Siemens
Foundations and the non-profit organization Siemens Caring Hands e.V.
"In addition to our company's commitment, numerous
colleagues around the world are committed to the common good in their regions," says Judith Wiese, Member of the Managing Board, CHRO, CSO and Labor Director. "Siemens would therefore also like to thank its employees who volunteered their
time through the volunteer fire department or the German Federal Agency for
Technical Relief to participate in the measures to combat the flood